“To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And eternity in an hour”
The words above are a testament of William Blake’s ode to the beauty of innocence, an innocence that like a wildflower blooms through all the crevices of life.
Today it seems we look again towards this innocence so hopefully like a child does towards its mother. There are only a few places left in this world today that offer this treasury of innocence, and one of them may be found through the serene view of Austria- the hills and mountains, the lakes and churches and the history of war and the pain of salvation.
Austria is a wintry delight for travelers and adrenaline junkies. The fun of snowboarding and skiing coupled with comfortable stay and snow covered view can revive the long lost love in you. It may seem unreal and all so poetic, why not then challenge this view and delve into the beautiful world that Austria offers? Why not challenge each emotion and search for that untainted innocence? Let us see what Austria have to offer its lovers.
In the unending list of amazing facts, the foremost is the winter sports area. The resort stands at an elevation of 1,450 meters (0.90 mile), and the base elevation is 1,150 meters (0.71 miles), located at these altitudes is the sprawling area for skiing and snowboarding. The run of the slopes is 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) with a total of 5 lifts offering passenger travel to and fro the runs. The length of the Magic Carpet is the longest in the whole of Europe. You can imagine living a Europe wonder! Cross- country skiing and snowshoeing add to the fun in the region, alternatives to skiing are snow biking and skating. For further information regarding the levels of slopes and the types of lifts, please view the sections that follow.
There are in total five lifts to ensure that the passengers are transported comfortably to the runs. The Postalm is accessible through 3 tows. For SunKid conveyor can be used free of charge, by everyone!
The average length for the five lifts is 3.2 kilometers (1.98 miles), and the average carrying capacity is 5,010 persons /hour. The lifts are divided between 1 Chairlift and 4 T- bars.
Postalm Arena is renowned for its variety of slopes. Easy and medium level slopes provide ideal runs for beginners and semi- pros. The graded beauty of difficult slopes makes skiing an unparallel experience for professionals. An artificial snow-making cannon provides 20% cover for the slopes, lots of snow for all!
Novices- For the beginners, a 5 kilometers (3.10 miles) slope is designed. One can enjoy a smooth and fearless ride here! Do not hesitate to take your first steps as skiers for these slopes provide a perfect run for learners. So relax and go skiing!
Semi- Pros- a 2 kilometers (1.20 miles) long slope has been designed for intermediate players. The wide and easy terrain offer an ideal run for semi- pros and medium level skiers. So don’t forget to pack your ski shoes and enjoy your ride filled with adventure, yet safe!
Pros- Let us introduce you to the difficult run. Stretching along a length of 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) is the heavy slope. For all the professionals and ski lovers this slope offers the best possible ride, full of thrill and adventure. So bring in your best skills, there is a lot to explore and learn.
Snowboarding- Instead of the skier’s shoes go for the board! Explore the beauty of shining slopes and descend into the depths of the valley on your snowboard. The wide and easy slopes provide a safe run for kids and snowboarding is fun filled exercise. While adults can experience a skier’s fun, children can unleash their energy on the snowboard. Board the snow to add to you adventurous holidays!
Winter hiking- If you define adventure in manners away from the ski and the board, try hiking with us. Exploring the snow on foot can be the best way to taste nature’s love. The 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) long hiking trail is a delight for walkers. When followed by an enthusiastic group and guided by the locals, learning and hiking go hand in hand. So walk out of your wintry beds and confront the cold, go snow walking and hiking in the chills of Austria.
Snow tubing- When you did with skiing and snowboarding, try tubing! Slide down the slopes in full swing while seated in the inner tube. Break the snow with tubing in the sun and enjoy the days of childhood ones again.
Snow biking- This is an add-on one rarely finds in other ski resorts. While skiing and snowboarding are common affairs in ski parks and resorts, snow biking will be an altogether new experience for many. Guess what? With the help of trainers even non- bikers can go snow biking.
Cross country skiing– Fun gets even better when you can ski across the region and explore the new lands. The 22 kilometers (13.67 miles) long classic cross- country ski runs will be your favorites if you crave for that extra excitement. Postalm is skier’s favorite for its cross country trails and skating runs. You can go skating on the 22 kilometers (13.67 miles) long skating course. So enjoy your winters with a big dose of adventure!
You can choose from a wide range of options like hotels, winter apartments and winter huts. The home-like comfort is welcoming to the old and the young. You can also check in hotel Ebner’s Waldhof am See, about 20 kilometers (12.42 miles) from the ski resort. For those who care for a home like security try the ski huts. The earthly comfort will make you fall in love with this place. Try the local delicacies and breathe in the local culture and those who wish to experience the extraordinary go on a walk to the nearby villages. The smell of homemade food and beverages will refill you for yet another great ride.
The rate for tickets varies according to the duration of time and season. A one day ticket for adults costs € 33.00, for children the rate of the tickets is €16.00 and for the youth is it €28.00. If you plan a five day skiing trip, the cost will amount to € 150.00 for adults and €75.00 for the children. Family reductions and group reductions are applicable. The ticket prices are quite affordable as compared to what the other resorts in the region charge, and hence it is one of the most preferred ski resorts in the area. The place attracts a large number of tourists during the winters; the numbers reaching thousands each week.
Family vacations are always fun, however choosing the right travel is necessary. You always want to travel safe and cheap! Choosing a road travel can be a fun experience for the sheer pleasure of the scenery and mountains. For others the nearest airport is Salzburg. You can choose rentals to drive you across the scenic beauty from the airport to the ski resort.
Winters offer fun for everyone. The old can enjoy sipping coffee by the fire while the young can play with the snow. At Postalm you can spend a fruitful vacation enjoying the local flavors of the season, be it at the ski or the snowboard. Tubing and snow biking add to the alternate list of winter sports. You can plan your next holiday to this beautiful destination and explore the magic that surrounds the Austrian snow. Because with so much on offer and a wide array of things to do and enjoy here at the resort, you cannot afford to sit at home this winter. Go ahead, grab your passes, pack your bags and hit the place with your family and friends this winter season. Have fun!
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